Just hours after U.S. President Donald Trump downplayed Turkey\u0026#039;s assault on Kurds in Syria by likening it to a parking lot squabble, Amnesty International on Friday presented damning evidence that Turkish forces and their allies have committed war crimes and displayed a \u0022shameful disregard for civilian life\u0022 in northeastern Syria.Based on video footage, medical records, and witness testimony from journalists and aid workers, Amnesty\u0026#039;s new report details numerous appalling instances of Turkish forces and their Syrian rebel allies indiscriminately bombarding residential areas, abducting civilians, and committing murder in cold blood.\u0022The Turkish military offensive into northeast Syria has wreaked havoc on the lives of Syrian civilians who once again have been forced to flee their homes and are living in constant fear of indiscriminate bombardment, abductions, and summary killings.\u0022 —Kumi Naidoo, Amnesty International\u0022In one of the most horrific attacks documented,\u0022 Amnesty said, \u0022a Kurdish Red Crescent worker described how he pulled bodies from the wreckage of a Turkish airstrike on 12 October at around 7 am, in which two munitions landed near to a school in Salhiye, where civilians displaced by the fighting had sought shelter.\u0022The aid worker told Amnesty that four people, including two children, were killed in the Turkish strike.\u0022I couldn\u0026#039;t tell if they were boys or girls because their corpses were black. They looked like charcoal,\u0022 he said. \u0022The other two people killed were older men, they looked older than 50. Honestly, I am still in shock.\u0022The report also highlights the case of Hevrin Khalaf, a Kurdish female politician and Secretary General of the Future Syria political party who was \u0022dragged out of her car, beaten, and shot dead\u0022 on October 12 by fighters with Ahrar al-Sharqiya, a Syrian rebel group allied with Turkey.\u0022A medical report seen by Amnesty International lists a series of injuries inflicted on Hevrin Khalaf,\u0022 the group said, \u0022including multiple gunshot wounds to the head, face, and back as well as fractures to her legs, face and skull, detachment of skin from her skull, and loss of hair as a result of being dragged by the hair.\u0022Kumi Naidoo, secretary general of Amnesty International, said in a statement that \u0022killing defenseless people in cold blood is utterly reprehensible and a blatant war crime.\u0022\u0022The Turkish military offensive into northeast Syria has wreaked havoc on the lives of Syrian civilians who once again have been forced to flee their homes and are living in constant fear of indiscriminate bombardment, abductions, and summary killings,\u0022 said Naidoo. \u0022Turkish military forces and their allies have displayed an utterly callous disregard for civilian lives.\u0022In addition to demanding that Turkey halt its attacks on northeastern Syria, Amnesty urged nations that export arms to the country to immediately suspend any weapons transfers.\u0022The USA is the largest exporter of weapons to Turkey,\u0022 Amnesty noted. \u0022Other suppliers include Italy, Germany, Brazil, and India.\u0022We have evidence that Turkish military \u0026amp; coalition of Turkey-backed Syrian armed groups carried out serious violations \u0026amp; war crimes, including summary killings \u0026amp; unlawful attacks that have killed \u0026amp; injured civilians, during offensive in northeast Syria. https://t.co/wozimXUFPG— Amnesty International (@amnesty) October 18, 2019Amnesty\u0026#039;s report comes after Trump—who paved the way for the Turkish military operation by abruptly withdrawing U.S. forces from northeastern Syria—made light of the humanitarian catastrophe in the region by comparing it to a parking lot scrap between \u0022two kids.\u0022\u0022Sometimes you have to let \u0026#039;em fight,\u0022 Trump said during a campaign rally in Dallas, Texas. \u0022Like two kids in a lot, you gotta let \u0026#039;em fight, then you pull \u0026#039;em apart.\u0022Observers expressed horror at Trump\u0026#039;s remarks.\u0022The president is talking about genocidal slaughter and hundreds of thousands of war victims like it\u0026#039;s a playground squabble,\u0022 said S.V. Dáte, White House correspondent for HuffPost.